Banded alabaster with tapering body and flaring rim, remains of its original content.
Size: 3.8 cm H - 1 9/16”
Material : Alabaster
Culture : Egypt, Middle Kingdom, MK, 12th Dynasty, 2050-1991 B.C.
Condition : Intact
Display stand included
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Provenance: R. Gill Esq...
Egyptian terra cotta scarab mold. New Kingdom, 1600-1100 BC. Brownish red terra cotta. Nearly identical to an example at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, accession number 11.215.683; found at the palace of Amenhotep III during the museum dig of 1911. This would suggest Dynasty 18, 1390 - 1353 BC for the present example. From a Chicago 'Gold Coast' collection, inherited from an old Boston estate. Details to purchaser.
Egyptian pottery basket with slightly flattened base. The outside with impressed decoration to look like a stylized flower.
The piece may have been used as a loom weight.
For an undecorated example in the Petrie Museum cf. museum no. UC19322
Egypt, Ptolemaic to Roman Period, 330 BC-395 AD
D. 6.2 cm (2.4 in)
H. 4 cm (1.6 in)
Intact, except for a few chips out of the outside rim...
A fragment from a large moulded terracotta figure of Bes showing part of the god's distinctive grimacing head.
Egypt, Roman period, c. 1st Century AD
Fragment as seen
Size: 11.3 x 9.3 cms
Ex. collection: Robert Viola, New York, USA; acquired before 1979.
A pale slip coated pottery jug with a single handle, pointed base and pinched spout.
Egypt, New Kingdom, mid to late 2nd Millennium BC
Chipping and wear as seen in the photographs, a small crack on the lower body
Size: 13.8 x 6.7 cms
Ex. private collection, Cheshire, UK; acquired mid 20th Century.
A pottery cylinder-shaped vase with a flared rim and incised decoration around the neck.
Egypt, Naqada III, c. 3200 - 3050 BC
Light chipping and surface wear as seen in the photographs
Size: 21.8 x 10 cms
Ex. private collection, somerset, UK; acquired early 20th Century.
This extremely rare piece is an Egypto-Minoan terracotta jar that dates circa 2nd Millennium B.C. This piece is approximately 4 inches high by 4.5 inches in diameter, and is in intact condition with no repair/restoration. This piece has some spotty light brown and white calcite deposits that are seen both on the inner and outer surfaces of the piece...
A finely detailed, round terracotta mold for an eye of horus amulet. Late Period, 600-300 B.C. 2 inches diameter. Intact. From an old Belgian collection, formed in the mid 1970's.
A detailed, round terracotta mold for a quadruple eye amulet. Late Period, 600-300 B.C. 1 1/2 inches diameter. Intact. From an old Belgian collection, formed in the mid 1970's.
A group of three Egyptian Amarna terracotta pottery fragments. 2 inches X 1.5 inches for largest. Period of Akhenaten, circa 1353–1336 BC. From an old Belgian private collection.
Made in Egypt during the Roman era, ca. 3rd - 4th century AD. Mold-made, kidney-shaped terracotta lamp with inward sloping rim and short tapered nozzle. On shoulder, a high relief of two palm branches, connected by a short bowed string. On base, deep maker's mark impression. Like vine fronds, frogs symbolized rebirth and resurrection, hence their use on Christian lamps. 3-1/4"L, intact/generally excellent condition.
Provenance: Ex-Byron Farwell Collection...
Egyptian clay mold
New Kingdom circa 1500 - 1200 BC
For a faience floral inlay Possibly Amarna Period
A black glazed pottery squat vessel with a single handle and long side-mounted spout.
A New Kingdom, fired clay cone with the circular face bearing stamped inscription, reading "The venerated on in the presence of Osiris, the hereditary prince Amunhotep called Huy, that celebrity throughout the land, son of the dignitary Hapu. 18th Dynasty, 1570-1293 B.C. Face measures 2 1/2 inches diameter, 5 1/2 inches long. Intact. From a Swiss private collection, 1960s-1970s.
Decorated with an erotic scene next to the small loop handle. The belly with a frieze of Bes figures framed by rosettes.
The dwarf god Bes was the protector of women in childbirth, neonates and the human body in general.
For a related pottery alabastron in Cairo cf. lot no. 50b, p. 102 in: Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC), Vol. III/1. Zurich, Munich 1986.
Egyptian, Roman Period, 2nd/3rd century AD.
H. 14.2 cm (5.6 in).